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"Gegebenenfalls müssen wir mit dem Auto gehen."

Translation:Maybe we have to go by car.

April 20, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bf2010
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In German you cannot say "go by car". The correct sentence should read "Falls nötig (gegebenenfalls) müssen wir mit dem Auto fahren".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wataya

Please use the feedback button to report this stuff. It doesn't help much to mention it in the discussion fora.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bf2010
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Yes, I know. But the "old" feedback button, which now is called "support" has been changed to "technical support" in some languages (for example in Spanish) , suggesting to me that "language problems" should be included in the "report a problem" section. I do this regularly, but Duolingo´s response is, shall we say, rather limited. So I thought why not give other users a chance to see it in the language stream .


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/koyunlar

what is wrong with?

if necessary we must go with the car

This was the last (the 20th) sentence in this lesson, and I just lost my last heart because of this, now I have to start this lesson all over again. Very frustarting indeed.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bf2010
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English uses certain prepositions with the verb "go", whereas German uses different ones; Examples if you use some means of transport it is BY; therefoe you go BY car (mit dem Auto fahren), you go BY train (mit dem Zug fahren), but, now here comes the exception: you go ON foot (zu Fuß gehen) To avoid frustration you have to learn them by heart, sorry :-(

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